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  • Nonprofit's Detroit agriculture work moves ahead

    DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1iCBjn7 ) RecoveryPark began construction Friday of a high-tunnel greenhouse in which more than two dozen varieties of herbs and...

  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. Nepal's government said late Monday it would consider the...

  • Federal Reserve eyes Sandy's small business impact

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later. The findings were released Monday. The online poll was conducted from Oct. 10 to Dec. 31, 2013. It looked at businesses...

  • USDA establishes rural business investment program

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related start-up business in rural areas with cash needed to expand. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in Cedar...

  • Elephants endangered by land grabs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in...

  • Chuck Schumer calls on FDA to drop spent grain proposal

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer will be at a western New York brewery to call on the federal government to drop a proposal that has the nation's craft beer brewers up in arms. Schumer will be at the Rohrbach (ROR'-bahk) Brewing Co. brewery in Rochester on Monday to call on the...

  • Examiner Editorial: Governments resolved to stop global warming even if it doesn't exist

    Remember Aesop’s fable about the little shepherd boy who twice cried “wolf!” when there was none? The villagers who came running to help save their sheep warned him afterwards not to cry out when there really wasn’t a wolf. Sadly, the sheep were all lost because, when there really was a...

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A...

  • Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged recently, but Wisconsin can protect its place as the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state...

  • Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley. Some believe pesticides used on almond orchards could be sickening or killing the...

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support...

  • Democratic National Committee chairwoman dismisses political impact of Keystone XL delay

    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday dismissed the potential political impact of a delayed decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a "complex" decision that will need to be carefully weighed. The State Department, which has been reviewing the...

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn't get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast....

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others. A section of the route over the dreaded...

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The characterization comes in a report that one oil company...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Conservative Case Against Obamacare: A Restatement

    Since Obamacare “hit” its “enrollment” “target,” Democrats, liberals, and their friends in the press have enjoyed some old-fashioned taunting of Republicans. This would be justifiable...

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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